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    M1A1 Abrams

    Post  Tancred on Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:45 pm








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    Adek lura!!!!

    Post  Dottore on Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:48 pm

    Adek hawn Tancred!
    Thought you had already got to some weathering stage! Tempus fuggit!

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    Hafef mate ...

    Post  iCocker on Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:51 pm

    Nahseb ahjar taqbad tisboh u tiwederja mate, ma tantx fadal zmien ghal esperimenti!!!!!!

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  alexbb on Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:48 pm

    dont let them hassle you finnish it in your own time

    BUT FINISH IT

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  Ray on Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:09 am

    alex wrote:
    dont let them hassle you finnish it in your own time

    BUT FINISH IT

    I second Alex here cherry and I may be snooping on you AFV guys but when I see el Dottore firing instructions like he's producing a Sherman a month Twisted Evil I just can't help but say something bounce

    Ejja Tancred FINISH IT cheers

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    Post  Dottore on Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:22 am

    HAha good one...no I'm not firing shermans every month cos

    1) I WORK! NO really I have a job!
    2) Construction in our AFV guys actually takes months and months (especially myself being a compulsive detailer) not like sticking two arms and a head as you tal-pupi do...lol
    3) I will be HOPEFULLY taking 2 models up to Euro...and you 2 FIGURES (and a half lol)...so i beat you hands down....:-)

    PS nice avatar...

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  Samwel18 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:54 pm

    Lovely work Tancred Smile

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  Tancred on Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:27 pm

    Here are some pics of the finished mighty Abrams:









    Onto the next.. bounce

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  jojjemannen on Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:40 pm

    Lovely work there tancred..

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  iCocker on Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:54 pm

    Good work and good fotos Tankred!

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  alexbb on Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:40 pm

    i see you have added the figures too
    great work, keep up the good work

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  Ray on Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:33 pm

    Lovely piece so keep them rolling TanKRed cheers

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:00 pm

    Posit Tancred, that tank is not red but it looks great. Well done. it looks every bit as awesome as the real thing. what kind of base are you going to give it?

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:51 pm

    Nice work

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  Tancred on Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:32 pm

    Thank you for the comments guys!

    what kind of base are you going to give it?
    Going to leave this one on the wooden base. Rolling Eyes Chose the easy way out as I wanted to finish it in time for Euromilitaire.

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  olivermifsud on Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:54 pm

    good work tankred

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:52 pm

    My 2 cents tankred. Do NOT leave it on a wooden base. Even a very simple sandy terrain would look better and really enhance the model. In my opinion, if you leave it on a piece of wood, you will loose some of the impact of your great work. Think this out. A very simple base so as not to waste too much time on the effort.

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  iCocker on Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:48 am

    I tend not to completly with you Brian on this. Though this is not a fast rule on painted section AFVs it's a trend to leave the tank on a piece of wood for the simple reason to give more inpact on the work and weathering. Remember that tanks have tracks and there is at least 7 steps of paintwork to acheive the weathering effect on tracks. Putting terrain might 'hide' all that work as it would blend alltogether. Look at it this way lets have a white camo AFV and you put it on a snaowy terrain, it would blend in and loose the impact, different then showing it of on a dark/black finished plint, putting aside that this model is not a diorama.

    On the other hand when imployed 'many' overlook the terrain for the simple reason that it logical to spend tens of hours painting and detailing the AFV then one get frustrated and rush the final job, the terrain ... the same thing implies when adding a tank crew/rider to the scene, nothing can be overlooked. It is annoying to see a splendid finished tank then the terrain, turps, equipment or crew are not up to standard!

    On a different note, then there is a choice of plint of wood for creating more depth and effects, a desert coloured, white washed or any other light coloured AFV would give better impact on a dark wood like vange, mahagony or black finished plint, then on another hand a dark finished camo, OD or heavily mud weathered vehicle might look prettier on a lighter coloured natural wood. Personally I try to avoid the very light coloured plints like beech, pine etc in natural colour, first because these are soft wood and tend to get dented easily and second as normally on display halls that have strong light or poor light, these damn wood would strick the eye more then the model!

    Might be personal opinion on this issue but finally we are 'advertising' and showing off our final work, so the presentation is as important as the amount of hours spend producing it. Why not put a couple of minutes more effort in choosing the right way to finish the model!

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:16 am

    Although a pretty lenghty explanation, i agree with you but what is your conclusion after all. Is the wood he has ok or has it got to be stained darker or replaced altogether. i did not understand what the conclusion to your argument was for this particular case.

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  iCocker on Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:39 pm

    No argument at all Brian, just an explanation why a plint with or without terrain for painted class AFV!

    Personally my choice for wood for a desert vehicle painted in desert yellow would be a very dark stained or black plint, but that is me ... everyone has an opinion [tkompliex TankRed Embarassed ]

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:41 pm

    In that case, the wood he is using is a bit light, i would at least stain it.

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  Gordon on Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:39 pm

    Proset man, good work

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    Great Abrams...

    Post  Dottore on Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:07 am

    Was impressed when i saw it at Euro...

    Like AFVs on plain wooden bases myself...

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  Ray on Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:17 am

    Dottore wrote:Was impressed when i saw it at Euro...

    Like AFVs on plain wooden bases myself...

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    Re: M1A1 Abrams

    Post  William on Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:11 am

    brilliant work i love it. Smile

    I'm more of an aircraft modeller but were tanks are concerned i like the modern ones more Twisted Evil


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